We left Penticton mid-morning on Wednesday. It was a short night’s sleep because Rob sat up trying to sort through his mom’s finances which inevitably led to discussions of wills and end of life directives. All the cheery stuff that so many people simply avoid until push comes to shove.
We encountered a bit of snow on the high mountain road but it wasn’t worrisome. Even with stops (Merritt for lunch which has been added to the list of possible places to relocate), Kamloops and a quick stop in a very small town near Mt. Robson, we still made it to the hotel in time for BabyD’s bedtime of 7:30.
It was, however, a mountain hotel, and if you have been paying attention you know what that means. Rude, drunk twenty-somethings. Same chorus just a different verse but the upside is that when I called the manager to complain at 5:30 in the morning, she’d had enough and evicted them. Score one for the home team!
Breakfast early at our favorite cafe in Jasper, The Soft Rock. If you are ever there, it is a must but speaking French will ensure your order is correct the first time (don’t worry though, they will simply make you another for free if they screw up).
12 thoughts on “Last Leg of the Journey”
It is beautiful, but I lived within spitting distance of the Colorado Rockies, and I’ll stay here, thank you. I like mountains, but the Olympics and Cascades will do.
Mtns are mtns.
You can’t beat backdrops like that.
No, you can’t. It makes it very hard to resist the lure of resettling in the Rockies.
Gorgeous! i need to start looking for tech conferences in the canadian rockies… hope you’re home safe and sound. and got some rest!
You are unlikely to find anything because the hotels are not 5 star or even 3 star and I can’t imagine a convention anywhere in the high mountains though we saw when at the hotel/casino in Penticton.
Actually, there’s always Banff. There’s even film festivals there. And, oh, every now and then a bunch of celebrities come to Banff and stink up the place!
Canadian towns have the best names. I’m going to add the Soft Rock Cafe to my list of places to visit – I keep a folder because you never know….
Yes they do. They have retained a lot of the early explorer and 5 Nations names.
Yeah for eviction of inconsiderate hotel guests! What is wrong with people that they won’t allow others to have their vacations too? ARGH.
Safe travels home!
Some people are wastes of skin but most are simply dumb.